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This Mum Needs Help!! Ford Fiesta Stalling And Steering Locks!!!

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Ok so I bought this car earlier in the year. Has been fantastic for my family especially getting to hospital appointments with my daughter (she has a rare condition) My car, a 53 plate fiesta finesse was due mot 22nd Dec so I took it early. Arnold Clark found it needed a middle section of exhaust and three brake pipes. Got these all replaced at small garage and car was taken back for retest and passed!

Got car home and since driver has brought it back it's had nothing but problems. This morning it was starting but unless reved it would cut out while idle. As the day went on it has stalled at every junction, roundabout and when lowering speed. The steering lock (yes the steering completely locks!) has completely locked after stalling a number of times (I ended up on pavement at one point as I was turning into the road!) AC want nothing to do with it as he only looked at car for mot and didn't touch anything. Another garage replaced fuel pump and I'm now stalling at a couple junctions but steering wheel still locking. Have spent 400 so far and at my wits end!! Garage noted rev counter shoots up and down too. All before Xmas too! Terrified to drive it and can't put kids in it. The car has v clean engine, and only 67000 miles so shouldn't be doing all this surely?!!

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OK, first of all - what engine does it have? Secondly, when you say the steering completely locks, I find this hard to believe. When the engine cuts out you will lose power steering which can cause the steering to become very heavy, but it shouldn't physically lock unless you take the ignition key OUT.

Is the speedometer working correctly? I know the Focus models had an electronic speedometer and the vehicle speed sensor was prone to failing which would cause it to drop to zero when moving and the engine would stall when declutching.

When it does cut out, if you are still moving will it restart by "popping" the clutch?

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